Untitled (A Machine for Living)

Dan Holdsworth (1974 - )

C-type photograph on aluminium

1999/2000

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Whitehall

    Untitled (A Machine for Living) is a dramatically lit night-time view of a deep quarry, overlooked by an electricity pylon. The long photographic exposure reveals the streaks of stars in the sky. Behind the trees at the top of the quarry, an orange glow can be seen, which is the only indication of the huge Bluewater retail park in Kent which lies just out of sight. Holdsworth transforms everyday scenes which most people would ignore into beautiful and intense images. He focuses on the margins between rural and urban areas.

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  • Details
    Title
    Untitled (A Machine for Living)
    Date
    1999/2000
    Medium
    C-type photograph on aluminium
    Dimensions
    height: 92.50 cm, width: 114.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Entwistle Gallery, March 2001
    Inscription
    verso, ur: DH + monogram / 2000 / 4/5
    Provenance
    L. & R. Entwistle & Co. Ltd
    GAC number
    17576